12. Taipei 101
It is located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. It also known as Taipei Financial Center. It was preceded by Petronas towers and surpassed by Burj Khalifa. Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2009. It took $1.93 billion for its construction. C.Y.Lee and partners are the designer of this structure. It hosts for hundreds of restaurants, clubs and stores.